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iPad tip of the week: Connecting an iPad via VGA dongle in an A&S classroom

July 8th, 2011 Comments off

This video demonstration covers hooking up your iPad via a dongle to an A&S podium.

– Jason Miller, Paul Jarnagin

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iPad tip of the week: How to save a bookmark to your home screen

June 17th, 2011 Comments off

In this, the first of our new weekly quick tip video series, we will show you how to add a bookmark to your home screen.



Please click the link below to access the transcript:

bookmark transcript

-Jason Miller, Paul Jarnagin



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Remote Desktop App – SplashTop

June 15th, 2011 Comments off

SplashTop Remote Desktop Review

With a plethora of remote desktop applications in the app store, which one is best?

I have tried and tested several remote desktop apps, some of which include LogMeIn-Ignition, Remote Desktop Lite, GoToMyPC , and a few others. After installing and setting up SplashTop Remote app, it is then that I truly appreciated what the $1.99 app had to offer.

Unique to SplashTop is its ability to stream video and audio to the iPad from the host computer. This means that you can listen to your iTunes or Windows media library on your iPad, connect to your office computer and work on files within SPSS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and so much more.

Click icon above to watch video of SplashTop in action.

-Paul Jarnagin

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Atomic web browser: an overview

May 27th, 2011 Comments off

In this video, we demonstrate the Atomic web browser. This browser is an alternative to Safari and incorporates some unique capabilities not found in Safari.


Please click the link below to access the transcript:

Atomic web browser transcript

– Jason Miller, Paul Jarnagin

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Choosing an AT&T data plan for your iPad

May 26th, 2011 Comments off

Domestic Data

AT&T offers two data plans for the iPad based on the amount of data you will likely use during a 30-day period: $14.99 per month for 250 MB
 or $25.00 per month for 2 GB.

How much data will you need? If you stick mostly to e-mail, general Web browsing, and watching a YouTube video once in a while, the 250 MB option should suffice. Watching an average YouTube video uses between 5 and 10 MB of data. The iPad will default to using Wi-Fi if a signal is available, so that even if your 3G is enabled, browsing in a Wi-Fi environment won’t eat into your data plan.

If you would like to enable the 3G cellular service on your iPad, tap the Settings icon, then Cellular Data, and then View Account. You may want to try the lower-priced plan for a month to see whether it meets your needs. There are no penalties for deleting your data plan or changing it mid-subscription. Also, with the 250 MB plan, the iPad will let you know when you’re about to reach your data limit. You’ll get three alerts — at 20 percent of 250 MB remaining in your plan, 10 percent, and zero. You can choose to ignore the alert or add another 250 MB or upgrade to the 2 GB plan. If you exceed the amount of data in your domestic data plan, your plan will expire, but it will renew automatically at the end of the 30 days.

Data plan charges will appear on the credit or debit card bill that you used to set up the account. The subscription renews automatically, and Apple will send you an email notification each time the plan automatically renews. To change or delete the plan or check the amount of data that you have left, tap the Settings icon, and then Cellular Data. You will then need to enter the username and password that you used to create the account.

International Data

–Paul Jarnagin

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Installing and Using AppShopper

May 24th, 2011 1 comment

We have created a quick video tutorial showing how to use the invaluable AppShopper app.

AppShopper is an app that shows you the latest releases, compiles a list of the most popular apps, and notifies you of updates or sales.

Please click the link below to access the transcript:

AppShopper Transcript

– Jason Miller, Paul Jarnagin


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Video tutorials for the iPad

May 24th, 2011 Comments off

Apple has put together some really nice video tutorials on some of their apps for the iPad.

Click below to view:

-Paul Jarnagin

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Modifying your iPad screen layout

May 6th, 2011 1 comment

We have created a quick video tutorial showing how to group, delete, and move apps on your iPad. For your convenience we have attached a transcript for those wishing to follow along.


Please click the link below to access the transcript.

moving,deleting,grouping on the ipad


– Jason Miller, Paul Jarnagin

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How to Maximize Battery Life on Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

April 8th, 2011 Comments off

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After reading the article, all of the given pointers will help to get you the most out of your battery. However, there are a few that are more beneficial than others. I have summarized those for you below:

•    Keep your iDevice Out of the Sun – This is probably the most important tip to remember in keeping your battery up to par.
•    Reduce the Screen Brightness – You will need to adjust this to individual taste. I found that 50% is a reasonable setting and you will still benefit from extended battery life.
•    Disable Bluetooth If You Don’t Need it- very good tip, since the iPad will continuously scan for Bluetooth sources. Turn this setting off, until you need to add a peripheral to gain that extra bit of battery life.
•    (iPhone Only*) Disable Vibrate feature in Games – The vibration function uses quite a bit of juice, since the actual mechanism is a tiny motor that pulls battery power to operate. Turn this feature off to prolong battery life as well.

There are a few pointers the article mentions that may be more of an irritant to work around than to simply leave them at their default setting.

•    Reduce or Eliminate Push Notifications – With this setting disabled, you will not be notified immediately of new mail until you click refresh, or wait on a predetermined amount of time.
•    Reduce or Eliminate System Sounds – Very little impact on battery life, and if turned off, you lose the ability to have audible cues as to new email arrival, calendar events etc.

-Paul Jarnagin

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